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Protection & Enforcement of IPRs in Malaysia


Motto: Bersekutu Bertambah Mutu[1]
"Unity Is Strength"
Anthem: Negaraku
(English: "My Country")
Malaysia (orthographic projection).svg
Location Malaysia ASEAN.svg
Location of Malaysia (dark green)

– in Asia (dark gray & white)
– in ASEAN (dark gray)

CapitalKuala Lumpur
3°8′N 101°41′E / 3.133°N 101.683°E / 3.133; 101.683
Putrajaya (administrative)
2°56′35″N 101°41′58″E / 2.9430952°N 101.699373°E / 2.9430952; 101.699373
Largest cityKuala Lumpur
Official language
and national language
Malaysian[n 1][n 2][n 3]
Recognised languageEnglish[n 3]
Ethnic groups
GovernmentFederal parliamentary constitutional elective monarchy
• Monarch
Abdullah Ahmad Shah[5]
Muhyiddin Yassin
Ismail Sabri Yaakob
Dewan Negara (Senate)
Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives)
31 August 1957[6]
22 July 1963
31 August 1963
16 September 1963
• Total
330,803 km2 (127,724 sq mi) (67th)
• Water (%)
• Q1 2020 estimate
Neutral increase 32,730,000[7] (43rd)
• 2010 census
• Density
92/km2 (238.3/sq mi) (116th)
GDP (PPP)2020 estimate
• Total
Increase $900.426 billion[9] (30th)
• Per capita
Increase $27,287[9] (51st)
GDP (nominal)2020 estimate
• Total
Increase $336.330 billion[9] (36th)
• Per capita
Increase $10,192[9] (60th)
Gini (2015)Positive decrease 41[10]
HDI (2019)Increase 0.810[11]
very high · 62nd
CurrencyRinggit (RM) (MYR)
Time zoneUTC+8 (MST)
Date formatdd-mm-yyyy
Driving sideleft
Calling code+60
ISO 3166 codeMY
Internet TLD.my


Malaysia is a country in Southeast Asia. The federal constitutional monarchy consists of thirteen states and three federal territories, separated by the South China Sea into two regions, Peninsular Malaysia and Borneo's East Malaysia. Peninsular Malaysia shares a land and maritime border with Thailand and maritime borders with Singapore, Vietnam, and Indonesia. East Malaysia shares land and maritime borders with Brunei and Indonesia and a maritime border with the Philippines and Vietnam. Kuala Lumpur is the national capital and largest city while Putrajaya is the seat of the federal government. With a population of over 32 million, Malaysia is the world's 43rd-most populous country. The southernmost point of continental Eurasia is in Tanjung Piai. In the tropics, Malaysia is one of 17 megadiverse countries, home to a number of endemic species.